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Old 01-21-2020, 07:28 PM
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Steering wheel locked full right on its own

I have a 2017 wrangler 4dr. I was backing out of a parking spot with steering wheel full lock left, as I put Jeep in drive and turned wheel to right the wheel went full lock left on it's own. I could not get the wheel back centered. I had the Jeep towed to the dealership and they call me today and say they couldn't find anything wrong. Has anyone experienced this. I'm afraid to let my daughter drive this vehicle.

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I have not experienced that and don't know anyone who has. I am not even sure how it could happen as the Jeep doesn't have any sort of active steering like Lane Keep Assist.
Perhaps a stuck valve in the power steering? But that is a wild guess.
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Pitman arm slipped on the sector shaft from the steering box?
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Pitman arm slipped on the sector shaft from the steering box?
They are splined and tapered, I think near impossible.
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They are splined and tapered, I think near impossible.
I hear ya, would be tough but the sector shaft could have broken perhaps. They are very weak, ask me how I know.
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I hear ya, would be tough but the sector shaft could have broken perhaps. They are very weak, ask me how I know.
dealer would have found that
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Almost sounds like a failing front axle U joint.
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dealer would have found that
I appreciate your faith in the dealer, but most of them I've had the pleasure to deal with around here couldn't find their ass with both hands.
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I have seen issues with lockers accidentally engaged on dry pavement where you could not steer. But if the steering turned on its own to full lock left I have not seen that and don't know what could cause that.
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Unless the tires hit an substantial obstruction it would have to be a very unusual steering gear malfunction that corrected itself.
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I would look at the tie rod adjustment clamp and look for evidence it was catching on something. On aev 2" lifts there is a bracket for the sway bar link and on left side I have seen it catch under some circumstances. Kind of has to be perfect storm for it to happen. That however would not explain it turning back on own but if it was locking to left it would
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I had an issue last November where my 2015 wouldn't turn. Was trying to load it on a trailer at the time. I worked it loose by driving forward and reverse a few times. It's only been driven about 50 miles since then and haven't had time to really go through it. Not a u joint since I have RCVs and not related to traction control since it's disabled.
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late JK models dont have security lock steering wheels. Could be a problem with your power steering. check the fluid.

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